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. >> thanks, don. >> stories that captured attention this year. crime, politics, money, the most scandalous stories of the year. the top 10 of 2012 tuesday night, christmas night at 7:00 eastern right here on cnn. as i said yesterday, i know you'll like it. i'm anchoring it. that's a joke. don't take me seriously, y'all. it is a good show. i'm don lemon at cnn headquarters in atlanta. see you back here at 10:00 p.m. eastern. "tough decisions," a fareed zakaria special begins in four seconds. >>> the great french writer albert camus said life is a sum of all your choices. we are all defined by the decisions we make every day. we make hundreds of them. paper or plastic, chicken or fish. most are mundane and require little thought, but others are agonizing, often life-altering. then there are the decisions made by leaders. some of which have changed the course of history -- for better and some for worse. july 1776, the american founding fathers' decision to declare independence. january 1863, abraham lincoln's decision to emancipate all persons held as slaves. june 1941, adolph hitler's decisi
really the prime negotiators for weeks and weeks, don't have a good level of trust, don't have a good relationship, these two men do. senator reid and senator mcconnell know each other and work together as only leaders of the senate have to and have to come to really rely on each other. and so maybe when it comes to the relationships here in washington, it's a good thing that it's these two men that are working together and you're right, it does rest on their shoulders right now. >> dana bash, covering the stories for us on capitol hill. i have with me michael crowley, and a.b. stoddard and jessica yellen. >> it's great if the two can come to an agreement and the white house loves it, but it's always been the house that's been the sticking point. what do you think the scenario is there, a.b.? >> that's going to be tough for the house speaker. he said on friday in meeting with all the leaders and the president that he wanted to bring something up. might be amended and sent back to the senate. he doesn't know what's in there. how much money the democrats are going to push for to cover t
options carefully considered? >> they were. there were really several options. they said don't act because the evidence isn't strong enough. and the risks are too high. we can go through that, have a stand-off attack. work jointly with the pakistanis on an operation or have a unilateral raid. at the end of the day, the reason the president did the unilateral raid, the reasons were severalfold. number one, it allowed certainty that there wouldn't be a debate after the operation as to whether or not in fact osama bin ladin had really been taken out. we would have proof. we wouldn't have bought the united states a propaganda war around this. second, it allowed us to limit the potential for casualties of noncombatants. we discovered obviously during the course of the raid that there were close to two dozen noncombatants at the compound. three, it allowed us to limit casualties with respect to people around the compound, completely innocent. and the president had confidence in that option for this reason. although it was 50/50, let's say. there was only a circumstantial case. he had 100% confid
. don't act, because the evidence isn't strong enough. and the risks are too high. we can go through that. have a standoff attack. work jointly with the pakistnis on an operation or have the unilateral raid. at the end of the day, the reason i think that the president did the unilateral raid reasons were several fold. number one, it allowed certainty. that there wouldn't be a debate after the operation as to whether or not, in fact, osama bin laden, had really been taken out. we would have proof and we just wouldn't have bought the united states propaganda or around us. second, it also allowed us to limit the potential for casualties of noncombatants and we discovered, obviously, during the course of the raid, that there were close to two dozen noncombatants at the compound. three, it allowed us to limit casualties people around the compound, completely innocent. the president had a lot of confidence in that option for for this reason. let's say it was 50/50, only a circumstantial case. he had 100% confidence in the special forces that would do this. and, in fact, they would have the
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